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Free workshop offers wealth of parenting support

Free workshop offers wealth of parenting support

Area families are invited to take part in workshops on topics from puberty to online safety this week at a free event presented by medical providers, local educators and community leaders.

Dean Clinic Oregon is joining forces with area educators and community leaders for Parent University on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Rome Corners Intermediate School, 1111 S. Perry Parkway in Oregon.

Parent University, for families with kids of all ages, will begin with a light supper and will include workshops and lectures on:

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Rail line will run from Fitchburg to Oregon

After a 20-year planning process, one of Madison?s rail lines was reactivated Monday.

The rail line is located on the east side of Fitchburg and runs from South McCoy Road to the village of Oregon.

The Wisconsin Southern Railroad Company held a news conference and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the rail line coming out of retirement.

The plan is to use the line to transport aggregate for the construction industry in Dane County.

Officials at the ceremony Monday said there will be measures taken to ensure the rail line operates safely.

?We?re going to be implementing those strategies over the course of the next several months. One of those strategies is to upgrade several crossings with advanced warning signals, with gates as well as lights,? said Ken Lucht, director of the Wisconsin Southern Railroad Company.

Getting back on track

Last February, Oregon native Jacey Holcomb, 25, was coming up to a blind curve on her way to visit her boyfriend when she got hit in a head-on car collision.

It was four months before she could walk again.

Now her mom is organizing a benefit to be held on Saturday, Sept. 27... Read More

Fitchburg/Oregon rail line to be activated Monday

For the first time in 30 years, the Fitchburg/Oregon Rail Line will be activated.

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at the intersection of W. Clayton Road and the rail line on Monday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m.

Representatives of the City of Fitchburg, Village of Oregon, WSOR, Commissioner of Rail, WisDOT and the Chamber of Commerce from both communities will be present.

 

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Budget outlook better than in recent past

Budget outlook better than in recent past

A preliminary look at the village’s 2015 budget projections paints a picture less dire than what was typically seen in the past few years, and especially during the Great Recession.

But with other costs going up on the heels of years of tighter budgets, the village’s Finance committee will still have to be thrifty as it begins producing the budget next month... Read More

Girls golf: Johnson, McCorkle earn all-conference honors

Sophomore Taylor McCorkle tees off on the 12th hole Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Badger South Conference meet at Evansville Golf Club. McCorkle finished tied for fourth with an 80 and also earned No. 6 all-conference honors... Read More

Leveling the playing field

Though it will be a year’s wait, when it’s all said and done, the new-look Jaycee Park East Athletic fields will have a safer playing surface, while area parents might have a bit less mud to clean off jerseys... Read More